All of our existence is intertwined with what is co-existing with us. It started as clusters of varied jungles, transitioning to urban settings and then again making space for nature. India is again gaining popularity in terms of Wildlife Tourism, thanks to the persistence of numerous associations and the government. The tremendous spread of urbanization pushed the wildlife to the edge and ended up with human-wildlife conflicts. But since the past couple of years, India has witnessed a new wave of Safari Tourism which has also fetched global recognition. There are around 104 National Parks and multiple wildlife sanctuaries in India. All the parks have unique offerings such as Ranthambore National Park is famous for the Royal Bengal Tigers, Hemis National Park for its Snow Leopards, Kaziranga National Park for its Big 5 of India, and Gir National Park for its Asiatic Lions. Coming down to the best travel destinations in Rajasthan, one can’t miss out on the wildlife-rich parks. Jawai Leopard Conservation Reserve, Ranthambore National Park, and Sariska National Park. These destinations offer the best wildlife safari in Rajasthan, India, and also are the renowned top tourist places in India. If wildlife excites you, then a tiger safari or jungle safari is a must try.
Top National Parks in Rajasthan, India
Rajasthan has always been a tourist hub. Apart from the culture, history, and colours, the National Parks of Rajasthan are also enjoyed here. Nestled in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park is one such wildlife treasure. It features many wildlife species like leopard, swamp deer, hyena, sloth bear, jackal, gaur, and others, but the main spot is always bagged by the Royal Bengal Tiger. It also boasts many birds and mammal species. The Banas and the Chambal River make it an ideal place for water species and flora to thrive. Travellers from around the world visit Ranthambore to spot tigers in their natural habitat. Built around Ranthambore fort, the park was once the hunting grounds of the kings of Jaipur. Settled right in the middle of the national park, the fort adds to the beauty of the entire place. Excited enough to visit Ranthambore National Park?
Best time to visit: October to March
Sariska National Park is one of the recognized places to visit in Rajasthan. Situated in the Alwar district, Sariska is all about wildlife, nature, landscape, and architecture. It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and covers an area of 800 sq. km. Sariska Tiger Reserve offers many captivating wildlife species like a hyena, leopard, tiger, etc. One can also find an abundance of the crested serpent eagles, and other birds here. Alwar has a rich history with architectural marvels from the 10th and the 11th century. The ruins of many temples can be found here such as the temple of Rajorgarh, located at an isolated hilltop. Enclosed by the beautiful Aravalli Hills, Sariska Tiger Reserve deserves to be a part of the best tourist places in Rajasthan, India. Did you know there exist luxury wildlife properties around Sariska National Park that promise an authentic safari experience?
Best time to visit: November to April
Luxury Wildlife Properties: Trees and Tigers, Sariska
Jawai Bandh is the biggest dam of Western Rajasthan made across Jawai River, a tributary of Luni River. Its purpose is to supply water to the Jodhpur and Pali districts of Rajasthan, majorly for irrigation. Presently, it is also home to many wildlife species including the Indian leopards. There is no stipulated period to catch a glimpse of a leopard. These creatures move freely in their habitat and can be sighted any time of the year. Animals like bears, wolves, hyenas can also be spotted here. A paradise for the photographers, Jawai Bandh serves the dual purpose of wildlife sightings and nature photography. The amazing daybreaks and the sundowners add grace to the place which is why a lot of tourists refer to Jawai Bandh as one amongst other important travel destinations in India.
Best time to visit: Can be visited any time of the year
All the National Parks in India cover around 15,600 sq. km of protected land with abundant wildlife and plants. Each national park in India holds something special from history and present. If you also wish to fulfil your dream bucket list with some thrilling wildlife encounters such as with a Bengal Tiger or a Leopard, book a wildlife safari tour with Trees and Tigers, Sariska.